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American Express Overview

New York, NY
10000+ employees
1850
Company - Public (AXP)
Financial Transaction Processing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
American Express is a global services company, providing customers with exceptional access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.

Each day, American Express makes it easier, safer and more rewarding for consumers ... Read more

Mission: Don't live life without it. Don't do business without it.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2011 (#46), 2009 (#34)

Top CEOs: 2014 (#44), 2013 (#20)

Company Updates

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    American Express is #23 on the 2017 Fortune 500 list. Find the latest news, stock prices and financial information for American Express on Fortune.com.

  • We're proud to be named to the Best Workplaces for Diversity list by Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQLC1

    The 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity 2017

    The Best Workplaces in Diversity offer the very best workplace experiences according to the diverse employees who work there. To determine the list, Great Place to Work got feedback from 442,624 employees on more than 50 survey questions anonymously rating their employers.

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American Express – Why Work For Us?


The best way to back our customers is to back our people

The best way to back our customers is to back our people

What you choose to do for a living is one of the most meaningful decisions you can make. At American Express, our job is to help you excel at yours. We provide experiences to become a great leader, a world of opportunities to grow your career, and an inclusive culture to help you thrive. Because the best way to back our customers is to back our people. 

Join, stay and grow your career

At American Express, you’ll have access to world-class leadership and learning experiences, an opportunity to create a unique career journey shaped by your talent and curiosity, and the ability to engage with great leaders and coworkers. All this, combined with comprehensive benefits makes American Express a unique place to join, stay and grow your career. 

Join, stay and grow your career
Leadership Development and Learning

Doing work that matters 

At American Express, we’re changing the ways people live and work through meaningful projects with real-world impact. Working with teams across the organization, our colleagues and leaders can make a difference by improving the everyday lives of customers around the world.

Leadership at all levels

Growing great leaders is one of the things that sets American Express apart. Every employee has the opportunity—and is encouraged—to take their personal leadership to the next level through a wide variety of leadership and learning programs. The American Express Leadership Academy offers the very best tools and training in leadership development from across the company and from the world’s leading practitioners. 

Learning from the best

We have a culture that encourages personal development and growth. We offer opportunities for employees to learn new skills and build on their expertise with both team-based and individual learning opportunities.

Leadership Development and Learning
College Hires and Internships

Launching your career

Come to American Express as a student and you’ll immediately become part of a collaborative and supportive team. Our unique student programs in the U.S., UK, and India will immerse you in exciting projects where your input will be encouraged and respected. You’ll learn from team members dedicated to helping you succeed while you acquire new skills and make genuine connections. When you join as an intern, you’ll gain valuable business knowledge and have a real influence at American Express. 

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Diversity and Inclusion

Embracing diversity and inclusion

Creating an inclusive culture is both a part of who we are and what we do together. We value and embrace the diversity of thought, backgrounds and experiences of all our employees. Through our Employee Networks, participants can broaden their associations with other employees while expanding their knowledge of the business. 

American Express is a place where being yourself matters.

Diversity and Inclusion

Get to know American Express and explore our opportunities by visiting https://careers.americanexpress.com/.

American Express Reviews

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
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    I have been working at American Express full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing place with massive benefits always supportive when it comes to growth as well as diversity.

    Cons

    Depends who you work for honestly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

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American Express Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at American Express in January 2017.

    Interview

    There was an initial phone interview, followed by an in person by the hiring manager. Then a 2nd interview with the hiring manager & the final interview with the Director. The entire process took about six weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about American Express & why do you want to work here?   5 Answers
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American Express Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2018
  • Fatherly's 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads, Fatherly, 2018
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2018
  • Fortune 100 Best Places to Work for Millennials, Fortune Magazine, 2018
  • Best Companies for Diversity, Black Enterprise, 2017
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